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Acer expects Europe operation to be affected by UK vote

Jun 24, 16:09

Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the UK's departure from the EU will weaken demand in the Europe market because of weakened consumer confidence and exchange rate fluctuations. However, how serious the impact may be remains to be seen, he said.

Acer achieves breakthroughs in non-PC businesses, says chairman

Jun 24, 15:59

Acer chairman George Huang has said the company's new business development is heading to the right direction and has achieved breakthroughs in areas including virtual reality (VR), medical care and robot. However, the company's transformation will still need some more time to be completed.

Getac expects strong 2H12

Jun 24, 12:20

Ruggedized PC player Getac Technology expects its second-quarter operating profit to grow on year, and it is optimistic about its performance in the second half of 2016 thanks to aggressive promotion for its software/hardware integrated solutions and services plus cooperation with DHL and growing demand...

Getac chairman James Hwang

Taiwan market: Sony unveils Ultra HD filming solutions

Jun 23, 15:39

Sony has launched a full series of Ultra HD professional filming and storage solutions in Taiwan. Since Sony is already the largest professional video camcorder vendor worldwide, the new Ultra HD product line is expected to further expand its market share.

Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year

Jun 23, 15:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...

Inventec enhancing marketing of cloud computing services in China

Jun 21, 17:36

Inventec has stepped into providing cloud computing services in Taiwan and China through integrating in-house-produced servers and other hardware with software developed by Taiwan- and China-based partners. Inventec is strengthening marketing in the China market via adding data centers and local software...

PC shipments to rise 20% in 3Q16, say analog IC firms

Jun 21, 14:31

Judging from the current order visibility, Taiwan's analog IC suppliers have predicted PC shipments for the third quarter will likely increase 20% on quarter.

China market: Foxconn enters financial service sector

Jun 21, 11:27

Foxconn Electronics has entered the financial service market in China and also plans to launch an online financial service platform in 2016, according to media reports in China.

Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone

Jun 21, 11:12

Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro is built on Google's Project Tango platform, a new technology that enables location-specific content for AR gaming and...

Without new thinking, Taiwan IT industry will have no road to go, says Stan Shih

Jun 20, 21:26

Acer founder Stan Shih, commenting on Taiwan's IT industry, pointed out that the industry used to rely heavily on strategy of pushing volume, but earning thin profits and this relatively limited the space for the industry's development. With China's supply chain almost catching up, how to relocate...

Stan Shih, Acer founder

Qisda expects revenues for medicare, smart solutions to rise to NT$60 billion in 3-5 years

Jun 20, 15:59

EMS provider Qisda focuses on improving existing business, expanding medical care business and smart solutions, and it expects annual revenues for medicare and smart solutions to increase to about NT$60 billion (US$1.86 billion) in 3-5 years, according to company president Peter Chen.

Digitimes Research: Arcade-type VR gaming business model workable

Jun 20, 14:07

Suppliers in the PC supply chain are looking to the VR (virtual reality) gaming market for future growth as digital gaming appears to have become one of the main applications of VR devices, according to Digitimes Research.

Wearable shipments to reach 213.6 million units worldwide in 2020, says IDC

Jun 17, 10:01

Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29% growth over 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating...

Wistron expects strong 2016, say executives

Jun 16, 16:05

Wistron chairman Simon Lin is optimistic the company's 2016 operations will improve significantly and its revenue ratio for the first and second halves of 2016 will reach 45:55, changing from 50:50 in 2015 because of seasonality and strong revenue contribution from the smartphone and server business...

Lenovo Taiwan eyes growth in PC and server businesses

Jun 16, 14:40

Lenovo is aiming to increase its PC sales in Taiwan by 10% on year in 2016 and is also looking to raise its share in Taiwan's server market by 10pp, according to Lenovo Taiwan's general manager Ted Chen. Sources from channel retailers believe Lenovo is likely to begin price competition in order to...

Ted Chen, general manager of Lenovo Taiwan

Dell sees rising share in notebook market

Jun 16, 14:02

In addition to the enterprise notebook sector, Dell has also been successfully expanding its presence in the consumer notebook sector recently and has seen increased market share in North America and emerging markets such as Brazil, India and China.

Asustek enhances gaming notebook marketing

Jun 16, 10:26

Asustek Computer, viewing that gaming notebooks have become a main source of consolidated operating profit, has recently strengthened marketing strategies for the second half through adopting Nvidia Pascal-architecture GPUs including GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060 to hike hardware specifications as well...

Digitimes Research: Major notebook vendors and ODMs see over 30% on-month growth in May

Jun 15, 22:30

Digitimes Research estimates that worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs both enjoyed 31% on-month shipment growth in May because of preparations for new notebook models and growing demand for Chromebooks.

Clevo to sell properties in China

Jun 15, 15:52

Clevo will sell office space and residential units of its IT and consumer electronics retail chain Buynow in China and is poised to float REIT (real estate investment trust) certificates in Taiwan for commercial real estate in China including Buynow stores, department stores and hotels, according to...

Global PC shipments to decline 7.3% in 2016, says IDC

Newswatch - Jun 15, 13:41

Worldwide PC shipments (excluding handhelds, tablets and portable PCs with detachable keyboards) are forecast to decline 7.3% on year to 255.6 million units in 2016, according to an updated forecast from IDC.

Apple stepping up procurement for new Apple Watch

Jun 15, 10:51

Apple has stepped up procurement of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch which is expected to debut later in 2016, according to sources from the supply chain.

Asustek cuts 2Q16 revenue guidance due to weak smartphone demand

Jun 14, 14:11

Because of weaker than expected demand in the Asia Pacific market, the smartphone industry is entering a new era of competition and smartphone ASPs are dropping. Asustek Computer has announced it will reduce its revenue target for the second quarter, down from NT$95-100 billion (US$2.93-3.09 billion)...

HTC launches new mid-range smartphone, ties up with Bethesda Softworks

Jun 14, 13:56

HTC has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One S9, which will be available at its exclusive shops in the Taiwan market on June 17 priced at NT$9,990 (US$309) unlocked. The device will be also available at the counters of the top-five telecom operators starting July 1 under package deals.

Asustek Computer reports revenues for May 2016

Stockwatch - Jun 13, 21:51

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.86 billion (US$983.09 million) for May 2016, representing a 9.45% increase on month, but 5.43% drop on year.

Shuttle to see strong revenue contribution from non-notebook businesses in 2016

Jun 13, 21:13

Shuttle, in addition to its existing PC OEM business, XPC barebone and mini PC products, has also been pushing its smart application software business in the past few years and has recently received orders for its next-generation digital signage and medical care products, which are expected to contribute...

PC market stability remains elusive as markets continue to struggle, says IDC

Jun 13, 16:06

Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 7.3% on year in 2016 according to an updated forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The outlook continues to call for progressively smaller declines through 2017 followed by stable volume in 2018. However, growth in 2016 is now expected...

Asustek sees stable performance in Brazil

Jun 8, 16:32

Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen has pointed out that the company is rather cautious about its operations Brazil, which has see high inflation, increasing unemployment and weakening consumption for the past few years.

ECS revenues decline in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:05

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.99 billion (US$61.67 million) for May 2016, representing a 6.92% drop on month and 62.32% drop on year.

Acer enjoys on-month growth in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:04

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.33 billion (US$537.08 million) for May 2016, representing a 23.31% increase on month and 1.89% drop on year.

Ruggedized PC supplier Getac sees May sales increase on year

Newswatch - Jun 8, 14:41

Ruggedized PC player Getac Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.538 billion (US$47.81 million) for May, down 1% on month but up 9.41% on year.

Apple completes sales of first bond issue in Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 8, 14:07

Apple has completed the sale of US$1.277 billion worth of bonds in Taiwan, with the yield for the 30-year bond issue set at 4.15%, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Coretronic May revenues down up on month, down on year

Jun 8, 10:04

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic on June 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.531 billion (US$139 million) for May, rising 7.24% on month but falling 20.28% on year, and NT$22.653 billion for January-May, slipping 16.05% on year.

Pegatron lays claims to VR backpack idea

Jun 7, 15:46

Pegatron Technology has claimed it started developing virtual reality (VR) backpacks much earlier than its competitors Micro-Star International (MSI) and Zotac, both of which showcased their VR backpacks at Computex 2016.

Synnex sees increased May revenues

Jun 7, 12:19

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.38 billion (US$840 million) for May, increasing 3.5% on month and 25.0% on year.

Acer robot Jibo to ship in October

Jun 6, 10:40

Acer's Jibo robot project led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab will start shipping in October. The robot was originally planned for mass production in the first half of 2016, but the schedule has been changed to allow for improvements on the robot. The selling price of the robot...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Mitac International to supply Magellan SmartGPS navigation system for Subaru

Jun 6, 10:30

Mitac International will begin to supply Magellan SmartGPS navigation systems to Japan-based automobile maker Subaru in the third quarter of 2016, according to company president Billy Ho.

Pegatron to announce non-notebook products on June 7

Jun 3, 16:20

Pegatron Technology will host a press conference on June 7 to announce its entry into the virtual reality, smart home, pre-school education and drone markets and will demonstrate its latest R&D progress on these products.

Acer to provide hardware for IMAX VR theaters, says CEO

Jun 3, 14:50

IMAX will set up six virtual reality (VR) theaters around the world and will partner with Sweden-based games developer Starbreeze. Acer will provide VR headsets, high-end PCs for under the seats, servers and other types of hardware for the theaters through establishing a joint venture with Starbreeze,...

Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 3.1% in 2016, says IDC

Jun 3, 14:41

Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014, according to IDC. The forecast is 2.6pp lower than IDC's previous forecast for 2016 on the basis of the continued slowdown in mature markets and China.

Asustek expected to focus on development of IoT, robots, AR/VR

Jun 3, 12:36

Asustek Computer is expected to shift its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products, seeing the motherboard/graphics card and notebook markets continuing to suffer from weakening demand.

Gaming PC competition heats up among ODMs

Jun 3, 11:28

While most of the major PC brand vendors have been launching new gaming products, competition among ODMs for their gaming PC orders has also heated up.

Major PC brands are keen to have a share of the gaming market

Digitimes Research: Chat robots targeted for use by people with dementia in Japan

Jun 3, 10:46

In the Japan market, chat robots, such as Pepper launched by SoftBank, are increasingly targeted for use by people suffering dementia, and Japan-based Fuji-Keizai predicted that demand for care-oriented chat robots in the Japan market will reach JPY1.7 billion (US$15.5 million) in 2021, 3.4 times the...

Inotera sees better DRAM market conditions in 2H16, says chairman

Jun 3, 10:27

DRAM market conditions in the second half of 2016 will be better the first half, as end-market demand picks up, according to Pei-Ing Lee, chairman for Inotera Memories.

Computex 2016: Dell launches new notebooks and desktops in Taiwan

Jun 2, 19:59

Dell has announced new 2-in-1 products including the Inspiron 5000 and 7000-series for Taiwan during Computex 2016.

Digitimes Research: Global OEM AIO PC market to undergo drastic change in 2016

Jun 2, 14:39

The landscape of the global OEM AIO (all-in-one) PC market will undergo a dramatic change in 2016 as number-two maker TPV-Inventa Technology begins making its gradual exit from the segment, according to Digitimes Research.

Nintendo NX mass production postpones to early 2017

Jun 2, 10:44

Nintendo's next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX is scheduled to enter mass production in early 2017, delaying about half a year from the company's original mass production plan in the mid-2016. Sources from the related upstream supply chain pointed out that the delay was because Nintendo wished...

HTC to spin off VR business in 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 1, 13:10

HTC is expected to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business in the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing company chairperson Cher Wang.

Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS

Jun 1, 12:05

Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.

Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity

Jun 1, 11:04

If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...

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The gaming notebook competition: Q&A with Jone Chang from Gigabyte notebook department

Jun 1, 09:52

Gaming notebooks have become the main focus of Gigabyte Technology's notebook department and despite increasing competition from first-tier brand vendors since 2015, the company is not concerned about demand for its products. Gigabyte has been in the gaming market for 30 years and its long-developed...

Jone Chang, Product Division Director of Gigabyte notebook department
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